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Last Post 27 Feb 2014 04:37 PM by  TMoring
R-13-0051 Petition to Amend Rule 45(a), Arizona Supreme Court
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jnegrete
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10 Dec 2013 12:55 PM
    R-13-0051

    Petition to Amend Rule 45(a), Rules of the Supreme Court

    Would authorize CLE credit for attorneys who serve as fee dispute arbitrators

    Co-Petitioners
    Brian R. Warnock
    246 S. Cortez Street
    Prescott, AZ 86303
    Phone - 928-445-8056
    Fax - 928.445-8046
    bwarnock@lawwmc.com
    State Bar No. 012400

    Mervyn T. Braude
    mtb@jaburgwilk.com

    Thomas Moring
    tom@pakmoring.com

    Krista Carman
    kcarman@lawwmc.com

    Jill Casson Owen
    jowen@swlaw.com

    William W. Fife, III
    wfife@fifecestalaw.com

    Michael R. Perry
    mrperry@pchhlaw.com

    Gregg Clarke Gibbons
    giblaw@mindspring.com

    Michael R. Palumbo
    mpalumbo@jsslaw.com

    Christopher D. Graham
    chris@grahamlawaz.com

    Frank I. Powers
    FPowers@HPC-Lawyers.com

    John A. Gravina
    John.Gravina@azbar.org

    Tevis Steven Reich
    Tevis@TReichlaw.com

    Mark A. Kille
    mark@northernarizonainjurylaw.com

    Sharon A. Urias
    surias@uriaslaw.com

    Edward H. Laber
    ehl@edwardlaber.com0

    Erin Hilary Walz
    ehw@udallshumway.com

    Mick Levin
    micklevin@tidmorelaw.com

    Filed December 10, 2013

    Comments due May 20, 2014.

    ADOPTED as modified, effective January 1, 2015.

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    kcarman
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    20 Dec 2013 10:36 AM
    Krista Carman
    kcarman@lawwmc.com


    I fully support this proposed rule change. Fee arbitrators willingly donate their time and analyze ethical issues regarding the reasonableness of fees in conducting a fee arbitration. Allowing CLE credit for this job is completely appropriate and will motivate others to serve as fee arbitrators as well.
    bwarnock
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    05 Feb 2014 12:08 PM
    Brian Warnock
    Warnock MacKinlay & Carman PLLC
    7135 E. Camelback Rd. Ste. F240
    Scottsdale, AZ 85251-1287
    bwarnock@lawwmc.com


    I fully support this proposed change. Havingbeen involved in fee dispute arbitrations for the State BAr for over 15 years, I find it is increasingly difficult to get members of the Bar to gratuitously volunteer their time when Court mandated arbitrations and pro bono demands receive recognition by way of a CLE credit. The Supremen Court has recognized by published opinion the importance of this fee arbitration process particualrly as it affects the public. Approvingthe change will encourage more senior members of the BAR to particiapate in the process and enhance the public perception of impartiality. .
    EHWalz
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    27 Feb 2014 03:31 PM
    Erin Hillary Walz
    Udall Shumway PLC
    1138 N. Alma School Rd., Ste. 101
    Mesa, AZ 85201-3000
    480-461-5379
    ehw@udallshumway.com

    I join with those prior posts of my colleagues to support and recommend this rule change. The attorneys on the Fee Arbitration Committee spend an extraordinary amount of time on arbitrations and drafting awards. The work of the Fee Arbitrators serves the Bar and the public, and improves the public perception of our profession. CLE credit may encourage more attorneys to participate on the committee, and offers some reward to those of us who do it out of principle and dedication.
    TMoring
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    27 Feb 2014 04:37 PM
    Thomas Moring
    Pak & Moring PLC
    8930 E. Raintree Dr., Ste. 100
    Scottsdale, AZ 85260-7029
    480-444-9999
    tom@pakmoring.com

    As a member of the Fee Arbitration Committee, I know how valuable the process is for the parties, and especially the lawyers. We have seen a growth in disputes being sent to arbitration, and need to expand the number of arbitrators to keep up with the demand for this valuable service. Offering CLE credits is a good way to strengthen and expand the available pool of arbitrators.
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